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Hi'

i would like to protect my comments.

Actually, I write my comment(s) on a PDF file and sign the document.

It seems that it's always possible to modify / delete my comments after signed !!

How can I avoid this ??

 

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protect comments

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Hi'

i would like to protect my comments.

Actually, I write my comment(s) on a PDF file and sign the document.

It seems that it's always possible to modify / delete my comments after signed !!

How can I avoid this ??

 

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When a PDF is digitally signed, it should prevent others from editing the content. Is that not happening?


The page below may be useful covering how to protect a PDF:

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/how-to/password-protect-pdf.html 

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hi'
1) indeed my comments are not protected, and anyone can modify/delete them
after that I signed
2) I created a signature (by importing a scan)

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How are you signing it, exactly?

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I imported a scan of my signature

When I sign, Acrobat says it protect form (doesn't say anything about comments)

I need to approve technical sheets, and don't want that someone modify my comments

but ... I want to allow other people to add their own comments (architect, fluid engineer, ...)

 

Another thing strange: with my previous version, after signing, when I was recording the file, Acrobat was adding "signed" to the end of the file name. Now no more ...

 

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Adding a scanned image of your signature is not signing, not in the digital sense. To do that you must use a Digital Signature field.

 

And you can lock your comments so that others can add theirs, but they can also unlock them, if they really wanted to.

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++ in addition to what has been advised by try67. 

 

Following these steps https://answers.acrobatusers.com/Create-a-digital-signature-field-in-Acrobat-Pro-DC-q287451.aspx you can add a digital signature filed to a PDF form.

 

Once you are done commenting a file, you may use locked option under properties of those comments.

To do that, go to comments pane right click on the comment> Properties > Appearance and choose locked.

 

~Akanchha

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indeed but anyone can still remove the 'locked' setting after the signin
Not a safe solution ...

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